The Gaslight Anthem have released a charity poster created with El Jefe Design specifically to help victims of Hurricane Sandy in the band's home state of New Jersey. 100% of the proceeds will be split equally between Rebuild Recover and Architecture For Humanity's 'Rebuild Seaside Pier' effort.
The Gaslight Anthem are filming their music video for "Here Comes My Man" this Friday in the NYC/NJ area. If you are over 18 years old and want to be in the video, send an email with a photo and all of your contact information.
Head to the replies to watch Brian Fallon of The Gaslight Anthem perform an acoustic set which includes a cover of Brand New's "Sowing Season." If you want to jump to the cover start watching the video at 8:15.
Set List Great Expectations
Old White Lincoln
Even Cowgirls Get the Blues
The Diamond Church Street Choir
The '59 Sound
Too Much Blood
Here's Looking at You, Kid
We recently sat down and talked with the men behind The Gaslight Anthem's new video for "Handwritten." The video hit Vevo in the UK/Europe yesterday, and will be available in the US on Friday. The concept came from Gaslight drummer Benny Horowitz, and was directed by Kevin Slack. Check the replies to learn a little more about the process behind the film.
If you check out The Gaslight Anthemon StumbleUpon, you can Stumble the band's likes to access previews of all the songs on Handwritten. There is also a contest associated with the album previews - check out all the details here.
The Gaslight Anthem has launched its "45 RPM Club." For $25 per year, you get an exclusive 7" every year around the holidays, a fan club t-shirt, special preorder tickets for tour dates, and access to exclusive 45 RPM Club-only merch. Become a member here.
According to this Craigslist ad, The Gaslight Anthem's new single will be the title track from Handwritten. The ad is a casting call for about nine actors to play different roles in a short film that will be edited into a music video for the song.
After posting about some vinyl preorders for The Gaslight Anthem's Handwritten and discovering a boatload of confusion about the preorder situation, I reached out to Infinite Merch to get some clarification. After I ordered the El Jefe preorder with the blue vinyl advertised (they note that they can't guarantee what color you'll get), they informed me that "The blue was put up because we were informed that the first pressing will be blue. That doesn't mean that our allotment in the second pressing won't be a color." They also confirmed that this is the official preorder from the band.
The Gaslight Anthem will perform on Live On Letterman on June 27 at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT. It will be a live webcast concert from the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City, available on CBS.com and VEVO. The band will play songs from their last three albums, as well as from their latest, Handwritten, which drops July 24 via Mercury Records.
Check out a "Making of Handwritten" video from The Gaslight Anthem, right over here, it has a few samples of three new songs in it ("Handwritten", "Here Comes My Man", and "Too Much Blood"), as well as an interview and behind the scenes look at the new album.